Thanks for Road Show Help

Thanks for the help at the Mineola Memorial Library stop on the 2013 Wood County, Texas Genealogy Road Show to the following society members who braved the weather to be present: Mark Reid, Shirley Bates, Angela Low, Mary Ann Neiswanger, Shirley Patrick, and Deason Hunt.

New Members

Welcome to the following new members who have recently joined the Wood County, Texas Genealogical Society: Angela and Jerry Low, Robert & Mary Kae Mausharat, and Art Simmons.  

 

Wood County Genealogy Road Show Begins

On a cold and rainy February morning, the Wood County, Texas 2013 Genealogy Road Show got off to its start with eight people in attendance at the first stop, the Mineola, Texas Memorial Library. Following a short presentation about documentation and some resources and on-line links, guests were offered research tips and assistance including ideas for further research as a followup after the meeting. Computers brought by guests, member-helpers, and the society for guest use engaged those present in two hours of exploring on-line resources, webpages, and genealogy links. Thanks to the Mineola Memorial Library for providing the room and internet connections for the meeting.

Index of 150,000 Plus Courthouse Documents To Be Online

News from the Wood County Democrat newspaper from the last Wood County Commissioners Court meeting is that the county is planning to soon place online about 150,000 courthouse documents dating from 1919. They will be indexed and can be ordered online for a fee of $5.00 per document. This is in cooperation with the office of Count Clerk Kelley Price. The news report of the meeting with details is at this link: http://goo.gl/QYzVR.

Query: Hubbard’s Regiment

I am several chapters into writing a book about the 22nd Texas Infantry (aka Hubbard’s Regiment). Since Wood County provided many soldiers to the regiment, it is important to accurately document the families and the towns they called home.
If you have any suggestions regarding contacts or information to research Hubbard’s Regiment in your area, please let me know. If there is specific info you would like included, please let me know.
It is my intention to include information about all its soldiers AND direct descendants of such soldiers.
You may reach me at tpwardlaw@aol.com for additional information, text contributions, and photo contributions. Your help will be acknowledged in the book. The book should be ready by the end of this year.
Thank you,
Trevor P. Wardlaw
Waco, TX
254.776.5310

Websites For Genealogy

Websites for Genealogy

Blank Forms

http://www.wakefieldfhs.org.uk/Forms%20&%20Charts.htm

http://www.familytreemagazine.com/freeforms

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Research_Forms

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Research_Forms#Ancestry.com

 

Help Sites

            http://www.dearmyrtle.com       Great article “January 2009 Getting Organized”  Best article I have ever seen on the subject.

http://www.cyndislist.com/        This is the site recommended by everyone.

http://www.usgenweb.org/        Free can find state and county sites

http://www.txgenweb.org/

www.ancestry.com            Some things may be free.

http://www.findagrave.com/

http://www.census.gov/genealogy/www/

http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp          Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Closes LDS research library is in Gilmer.  Original records are added to this daily. They request help from you transcribing records.

www.ellisisland.org     Ellis Island offers Free Genealogy Search & tips for your Family Tree Know nothing about this site.

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/               This is the National Archives, access to federal government records.  I spend hours look for and at things on this website.

Shirley Patrick

Documentation

Documentation

I can’t say it often enough.  Document, Document, Document!!!!!!!!!

Ask yourself the question:  “How do I find this again?”

Website that will write citations:

www.easybib.com

www.citationmachine.net

www.correctclick.com/biblio

I found these by goggling citation, book citation, and How to cite a photograph.

 

Types of Citations:  MLA (Modern Lang. Assn), APA (Ame. Psy. Assn), Chicago/Turabian (Dissertation and Thesis).  MLA is what is used in public schools.

 

Definition of Terms:

Medium:  Print, website, online, e-book: online, URL or key words to search for the website and type of source found in database (there

What do I need to write a Citation?  The citations you will use most often are as follows”

URL:  this is the address line. Usually starts with www. or http:// you can high light it and copy to a word processing document.

 

BIBLE:  The full correct titleMedium; chose entire source or specific book.  I would choose entire source since I am interested in the data pages.  Vol. &/or EditionPlace of Publication , [New York, Boston, Winnsboro, Texas].  If private printing by author [I personally put in mailing address of which I already have the city.  Someone you run across may want to try to buy a copy of the book copyright date © [obtained by typing ( c ) without the spaces, this is different from @], Publisher.  If private printing by author [I personally put in mailing address of which I already have the city.  Someone you run across may want to try to buy a copy of the book].  When I am working with a Bible or Book I always copy the Title page and the reverse.  To eliminate handling the Bible any more than possible I copy or scan the pages containing the data. If handwriting in hard to read I type the information. 

You need to be sure to indicate where the book is kept (Repository).

BOOKFull correct title, Medium, Place of Publication, Copyright Date, Publisher, Author or Authors [If someone just gathers information they are a compiler an identified by COMP.]. Be sure to get the page number of each bit of information.  [I use a spiral notebook to record information verbatim.  I have also photographed the page or copy the pages.] I always record the repository and call number of the book.  If you have to pay someone to go back and look for information this will save time.

 

Newspapers and Journals (print):  (are similar) Title of Source, Title of article, Section, Volume, Issue, Series, Pages [3-5 is inclusive; 3,5 means page 3 & page 5], Publisher, place or city of publication, year (day and date if newspaper), Author or Authors.

            [If it is on the website of the newspaper or journal include the URL also include the day you copied the information.  Keywords would also help]  I tend to make copies of everything to scan in to may computer, Family Tree program and my Ancestry.com Tree.  If I find the newspaper or journal in a database I use the online Database citation.

 

Online Database:  [Check, most databases will print citation at the end of the article.  If the article will not print you may still be able to get a citation at the end of the article]  Title, type of source, Contributors (authors), Database, Publisher/ service provider, date published electronically, and date accessed, URL:.

 

WebsiteWeb address (URL) or Keyword search, Medium, Source type,

Article title, Author or Authors, Online Publication info, Website title, Publisher/source, URL, electronically published, date Accessed. [I personally save the website to a word processing document.]

 

I do not have to cite the website because I just summarized what was needed for each type of citation.  Facts do not have to be cited, but you want to cite where you located you information, so someone else may want to recheck because they have different information that you can recheck or someone may want to check themselves.

Shirley Patrick                                  shp1945@gmail.com

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